Art Minors

Art History Minor

With a minor in art history, you will learn about the monuments and principal artists of major art periods of the past, gaining a broad understanding of the art of the twentieth and twenty-first century.

Art History focuses not only on the material aspects of cultural expression, but also how art reflects other aspects of society, including history, politics, religion, science, and technology. You’ll gain experience looking at art and thinking about the broader issues of the interaction between art and society, and the intersection of economics, religion, and science with visual expression and the built environment.

The art history minor pairs well with any major.

Art Studio Minor

If you want to improve your practical art skills while at Truman while majoring in another field, consider adding the art studio minor to your course of study.

After taking Observational Drawing and Figure Drawing, you’ll be able to pursue your own selection of courses from our studio classes like ceramics, fibers, painting, photography, and sculpture to choose an emphasis for your minor. Faculty will continuously evaluate your portfolio for proficiency as you progress into the upper-level studio courses.

Design Minor

If you want to develop above average skills in digital literacy, creating graphics, design layout and content/project management while at Truman, consider adding the design minor to your course of study.

After taking Observational Drawing, Design Software and Process, Typography, and Graphic Design I,  you can select from several upper-level design course options to complete the minor requirements.

See the Art Major & Minor FAQ for more info about the art program.

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Five art students were awarded TruScholar grants to pursue research this summer.  You can see their resulting work in the Atrium Gallery of Ophelia Parrish from Monday, August 30- Friday, September 3.  Below is a summary of each project: For his TruScholar research, Kameron Clark compared struggles of contemporary wealth inequality with similar themes from…Read more Five Students Receive Summer Grants to Create Art

Aaron Fine’s New BookAaron Fine’s New Book

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Congratulations to our Department Chair, Professor Aaron Fine, for his new book! This book discusses color theory from its ancient origins to the present, and provides a fascinating contribution to art theory using one of art’s essential building blocks. Professor Fine discusses aspects of color that are long-recognized as important but by analyzing “colonialist and…Read more Aaron Fine’s New Book

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